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Producer National Archives and Records AdministrationLanguage English
ARC Identifier 2569861 / Local Identifier 111-TV-674
Big Picture: Why Vietnam?
DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). This film documents the buildup to the Vietnam War, from the withdrawal of French troops to the bombings of the U.S. Embassy and the intense fighting our troops engaged in to combat Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Cong. The footage features President Lyndon Johnson, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
April 7, 2011
I was on other side...
Yes, I was at that time in the Czechoslovakian army as a paratrooper. We knew that what was happening in Vietnam was very important also for us. We loved our country, however we hated communism. I was specially trained in a deep penetration behind an enemy line. We were the Pershing hunters. I knew and also only my mother, that if anything will happen and I would be dropped behind the front, that I would not fight against American and their Allied. I was ready to join them in the fight against an evil system as was communism. Everything what a president Lyndon Johnson said was the true.